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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

September 4th, 2002

In 1862, American short story pioneer O. Henry (“The Gift of the Magi, 1906) is born William Syndney Porter in Greensboro, N.C.

O. Henry, b. September 11, 1862, d. 1910

henryoWith his surprise-ending stories, O. Henry was for a time regarded as the American Maupassant. His tales of ordinary people, enlivened by plot twists or ironic unforeseen circumstances, exerted influence on many prose writers at the turn of the twentieth century.

Suggested Reading Story Collections Cabbages and Kings, 1904. The Four Million, 1906. The Trimmed Lamp, 1907. Whirligigs, 1910.

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